Small Victorian MOP Fruit Knife with Gilt Blade
A gorgeous and unusual little fruit knife with a mother of pearl handle and a gilt blade.
This sweet little Victorian knife has sadly seen some damage to the end of the handle where the mother of pearl has broken away. Apart from that, this piece is in excellent condition.
All the metal, including the tiny pins holding the MOP, are gilded. The shell has been beautifully carved along all the edges and the hinge is also detailed. The knife opens perfectly and holds open well for its original use.
There is no maker’s mark or hallmark.
This cute little fruit knife measures just over 6.5cms when closed and 12.5cm when opened out. It weighs 12g.
An unusual Victorian fruit knife.
Condition : Used
Product Code : 1898
Weight : 0.012kg